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Connections Galore
Including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, 802.11n, Bluetooth, Ethernet, HDMI, and VGA out

Smart Touch
Multi-touch pointing device with gesture and scrolling function
Hybrid SSD Technology
Optional hybrid hard drives feature the size of a mechanical drive with the speed and responsiveness of an SSD.

Fast DDR3 Memory
Up to 16GB of premium DDR memory from Corsair delivers powerful multitasking and powerful multimedia editing


The MAINGEAR ALT-15 utilizes a unique technology from NVIDIA, Optimus, to provide a rich 3D experience when you need it, yet deliver the power-sipping savings of integrated video when you don't. By dynamically sensing graphically intensive programs, Optimus can automatically turn on or off the discrete DX11 GeForce GT 630M graphics card only when you need it.

The GeForce GT 630M with 1GB GDDR3 memory is a fully capable DirectX 11 part that is built from NVIDIA's award-winning Kepler 28nm architecture – allowing for immersive graphics for the casual gamer. Whether you're playing World of Warcraft or Farmville, the ALT-15 has the power you need.

Intel Core Technology
Supports 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core technology for blazing performance and cool operation with maximum battery life.

Optional FullHD 1080P
LED-backlit display offers crisp graphics and high definition media.

95% NTSC Color Gamut Enhanced Color Reproduction
Optional wide color gamut screens can reproduce up to 95% of the NTSC color space, up from 72% on standard panels. With options for super clear or matte finish, you'll never see this kind of display customizations from the bloated commodity builders.

Premium Sound..
Built-in two speakers with THX TruStudio Pro Sound deliver a richer mobile sound stage.

Large, multi-national computer manufacturers have commoditized the PC market by subsidizing their products with the installation of intrusive, third party software. They are paid to do this. This software bogs down your system and prevents it from running at its highest potential. It also has the tendency to make your system unstable or may conflict with software you wish to install. All MAINGEAR systems eschews these tactics as we believe that YOU are the customer, not a third party software provider. We build purebred PCs designed for performance and reliability, not billboards and advertisments.

left view (in order from left to right)
Power adapter, CRT, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, eSATA, 9-in-1 Memory Card Rearder (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini‐SD/SDHC/SDXC
right view: (in order from left to right)
Mic, Headphone, USB 2.0, Optical Drive
Processor Options
• Intel® Core™ i5‐2450M Processor (2.50GHz), 3MB L3   Cache
• Intel® Core™ i7‐2670QM Processor (2.20GHz), 6MB   L3 Cache
• Intel® Core™ i7‐2760QM Processor (2.40GHz), 6MB   L3 Cache
• Intel® Core™ i7‐2860QM Processor (2.50GHz), 8MB   L3 Cache

• Intel® HM76

• Supports Dual Channel DDR3
• Two 204Pin SODIMM sockets, support for DDR3   1333/1600MHz (Real operation frequency depends on   FSB of processor)
• Expandable up to 16GB, depends on 4GB/8GB SODIMM   module (32 bit OS editions have a memory limitation of   2.8GB. Other hardware or application limitations may   further prevent use of all installed memory. Windows 7   64bit is required for memory configurations of 4GB and   above.)


• 15.6” 1080p LED Backlit

graphics processor

• NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 630M GPU
       • 1GB GDDR3 Video RAM
       • Support PCIe x8
       • Microsoft® DirectX® 11 compatible
       • NVIDIA® PhysX® Technology
       • NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology
       • Support HDCP

• Intel® GMA HD       
       • Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology           supporting shared memory up to 1.7GB
       • Intel® Quick Sync Video
       • Stereoscopic 3D Blu‐ray
       • Microsoft ® DirectX® 10 compatible
       • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology / Intel® HD          Graphics

• High Definition audio interface
• Built‐in Microphone
• Built‐in two speakers
• THX TruStudio Pro Sound System

• Full size isolated keyboard with numeric pad

Communications and networking
• Built‐in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
• Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN half mini card    module or
• Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth™    V3.0 + HS combo half mini card module or
• Intel® Centrino® Advanced‐N 6230 ‐ 802.11 a/b/g/n    wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo half mini card    module or
• Intel® Centrino® Ultimate‐N 6300 ‐ 802.11 a/b/g/n    wireless LAN half mini card module or
   Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless‐N 1103 802.11    a/b/g/n wireless LAN half mini card module

pointing device
• Integrated touchpad with Multi‐gesture and Scrolling    function

I/O Ports
• 1 HDMI 1.4a output Port (with HDCP)
• 1 CRT output Port
• 1 USB 2.0 Port
• 2 USB 3.0 Ports
• 1 eSATA Port
• 1 Headphone Jack
• 1 Microphone Jack
• 1 RJ‐45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)

pointing device
• 9‐in‐1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS    Duo/SD/Mini‐SD/SDHC/SDXC)
• 1 MiniCard Slot for WLAN module

• 9‐in‐1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS    Duo/SD/Mini‐SD/SDHC/SDXC)
• 1 MiniCard Slot for WLAN module


• One changeable 12.7mm(H) Super Multi / Blu‐ray ODD,    SATA interface

• One changeable 2.5" 9.5mm(H) SATA HDD

other features

• Full Range 90W AC Adapter AC‐in 100~240V, 50~60Hz,    DC output 19V, 4.74A
• Removable 6 cells smart Lithium‐Ion battery pack   48.84Wh

• Built‐in 1.3M Digital Video Camera

• Kensington® Lock

• Windows® 7

Dimensions and weight
• 14.72" (w) x 9.84" (d) x 0.56~1.46" (h) • 5.73 lbs with    Battery Pack

Feb. 11, 2011 2011 Readers' Choice Awards: best gaming laptop
Maingear receives the most votes to win Best Gaming Laptop of 2011 award from ABOUT.COM


While we've solved a vast majority of PCs, hardware, and software issues over the years, there will always be a few inevitable setbacks we face. Until we figure out how to build a perpetual sustaining machine, consumer electronics will have a shelf life. Sometimes, bad batches of components make it through the line and end up in our hands. It may seem they function perfectly at the moment, but their life span is unpredictably short. And let's face it, when your system suffers problems, you will feel frustrated and helpless. That's how MAINGEAR stands apart from other companies. We work closely with vendors to catch these anomalies, often times with customer feedback, and get the updated firmware or replacements needed get our systems running at their expected performance as quickly as possible. We appreciate you beyond just a customer and stand behind the quality product we have designed. There's a basic tenet of project management we adhere to: design quality in so you don't have to inspect it later. All of our products are well thought out, well researched, well tested, and leave our facilities with confidence, and if this downtime occurs with your machine, just know that we will not abandon you.

These are the promises we make to you.

1. You will never speak to anyone that works on commission. And those who you do speak to about a purchase will have built systems for us, or will be current technicians, engineers, and support personnel. You'll never get better advice than from these employees.

2. You will never be oversold. If we think you may be spending more money than you should for your needs, we'll advise you of ways to save money. Conversely, if we think you may not have configured a PC for the performance you're looking for, we'll let you know about that, too. But we'll never pressure you.

3. For the first 30 days of ownership, we will pay 2-way shipping of your system should a problem arise.

4. You will never have to pay for phone support or labor for the lifetime of the system. There are actually companies that make you pay for this after 90 days.

5. At our discretion, we'll engage a 3rd party service to provide on-site service at no additional cost.

6. We'll always replace any failed components in your PC with something that is at least equal in performance and features if we are no longer able to acquire the original part.

7. At your request, we will employ our virtual on-site, hardware-based remote diagnostic technology to fix any quirky software issues you may have. And we'll record it if you wish to reference it later, or to ensure your privacy concerns. This perfect blend of pre- and post- sales support and service make up MAINGEAR™ SERVICE. It's the foundation of our success and the key to our future growth. We feel it's important to make this information front and center.